Any form of furniture which is coated with a thin slice of wood is termed as Veneer furniture. Over the years Veneer furniture has been a preferred choice over solid wood furniture. Though solid wood furniture have advantages like durability and easy repairing of stains or dents, they even have weak points like getting expanded or contracted when exposed to extreme weather conditions. Producing veneers for use in veneer furniture normally involves creating the slivers from sheets of wood or other materials. To accomplish this, most manufacturers utilize a lathe. This allows them to produce slivers or sheets in any length desired while also producing veneers with different levels of thickness. Doing so makes it possible to produce a desk with a nice veneer with the same ease as applying the thin exterior layer to an entertainment stand or set of end tables.
Many people associate Veneer furniture with discount furniture pieces that come in kits and are assembled at home by the consumer. Many of these discount tables, shelving units and computer desks are constructed with press board and then covered with a laminate veneer intended to simulate the look of real wood. While they are generally affordable and will last for several years, they do not have the durability of solid wood furniture and are generally replaced in time.